Tag Archives | Chevron

Genel Suspends Drilling Ops on QD-2 well at Qara Dagh

Genel Energy has announced that drilling operations on the QD-2 well at Qara Dagh (40% working interest and operator) have been suspended. As previously stated, the well had been side-tracked in response to encountering more complex geology above the target reservoir than expected. Two further side-tracks have been initiated, but the licence partners have now […]

Chevron's Oil Deal with Iraq "is One to Watch"

Writing in Oil Price, Simon Watkins says that, given the negative history of dealing with China over the Nassiriyah project and the fact that Russia is occupied elsewhere in the country and the region, the United States might be in an unusually positive position to take a significant role in either the Nassiriyah field development […]

INOC to Negotiate with Chevron to Develop Dhi Qar Oil Fields

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has authorised the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC) to negotiate directly with US oil company Chevron to develop four oil fields in Dhi Qar Governorate. According to a statement from the Ministry of Oil, the fields constitute the Nasiriyah block, which has a target output of 600,000 barrels of […]

Iraq OKs talks with Chevron on Oil Exploration

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministerial Energy Council approved discussions with US-based Chevron on the development of four exploration blocks in Dhi Qar. The statement from Iraq's Ministry of Oil gave no further details, but the project had previously been discussed during Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's visit to the United States in August. Chevron currently has […]

Genel Confirms Increased year-on-year Production

Genel Energy has issued the following statement relating to the Company's Annual General Meeting ('AGM'), which is being held today: Bill Higgs (pictured), Chief Executive of Genel, said: "The addition of production at Sarta and the robust performance of Tawke year-to-date has increased year-on-year production in line with guidance. With a strong balance sheet, our […]

KRG DPM Talabani to Speak at Virtual Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum

Kurdistan's Deputy Prime Minister HE Qubad Talabani to Speak at the Virtual Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum Inaugural Conference set to navigate the economic future Kurdistan and Iraq Conference will include online sessions available live and on demand for all attendees Delegates will gain insights into the latest policy and project announcements, crucial for successful investment […]

$8bn New Iraqi Energy Agreements with US Firms

The following commercial agreements worth as much as $8 billion were reached during a signing ceremony between U.S. energy companies and the Government of Iraq on August 19, 2020: Honeywell¬†and the Ministry of Oil agreed to advance the development of the Ar Ratawi [Artawi] gas project, which will further enable Iraq to capture, process, and […]

Iraq to Sign Exploration MoU With Chevron

By John Lee. Iraq is reported to be planning to sign a memorandum of understanding with US-based Chevron to explore for oil in Dhi Qar (Thi Qar) province. A person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that the deal would formalise Chevron's interest in exploring the eastern and western parts of Nasiriyah, the capital of […]

Chevron pulls US staff from Kurdistan

By John Lee. Chevron has reportedly removed all of its American oil workers from Iraqi Kurdistan as a security precaution, following the killing of Iranian Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The company currently has interests in the Sarta and Qara Dagh blocks. (Sources: Reuters, CNN)

Oilserv Wins Contract at Sarta Oilfield

By John Lee. Genel Energy has confirmed that Chevron Sarta, as operator of the Sarta field (Genel 30% working interest), has signed a contract with Dubai-based OILSERV for the construction, installation, operation and maintenance of a 20,000 bopd central processing facility ('CPF'). OILSERV has been contracted for the facility through a lease agreement. The commissioning […]

Genel Energy completes Acquisition of Chevron Fields

By John Lee. Genel Energy has announced that approval has been given by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) regarding the acquisition of stakes from Chevron in the Sarta and Qara Dagh (pictured) blocks, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. According to a statement from the company, the acquisitions have now closed and Genel therefore has […]

Genel shares Rise on Chevron Iraq Partnership

Shares in Genel Energy were trading up 6 percent on Monday afternoon after the company announced that it has reached agreement to acquire stakes in the Chevron-operated Sarta and Qara Dagh blocks (pictured), in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Genel will acquire 30% equity in the Sarta licence by paying a 50% share of ongoing […]